The "Summer Milky Way Project" at Blake Planetarium
At Plymouth Community Intermediate School, Ms. Shaw’s 6th grade class took part in an exciting collaboration with the Blake Planetarium and Insight Observatory. Using grant money awarded by iTelescope.net, the students in Ms. Shaw’s class took images of objects found in the visible arm of the Milky Way. The telescopes, which are located in Australia and New Mexico, were accessed and programmed remotely through iPads at the planetarium.
|Deep-Sky objects the students imaged that
are visible from the Northern Hemisphere
|Deep-Sky objects the students imaged that|
are visible from the Southern Hemisphere
Our eyes are not sensitive enough to pick up details of objects that lie within or beyond those distant arms, but the high-powered telescopes at iTelescope.net gave us a clear view of the star nurseries, dying stars, supernova remnants, open clusters, and globular clusters that share our galaxy with us.